Bring your lunch and your appetite for fun to the return of the live broadcasts of Open Air. It’s a summer celebration of music and the arts, where you play a key role as part of the live audience gathered in the Smith Studio at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare. Join us every-other-Thursday from June 13 to August 22 - in person or on the radio - for another fresh, lively episode.
Presented with support from U.S. Bank.
August 22, 2013
Join Dee Perry and David C. Barnett for the final Open Air of the year in the ideacenter's Smith Studio with The Sammy De Leon Latin Jazz Ensemble. Plus, we share the brotherly love of musical siblings Max and Jake Stern who share music from their new band Meridian. Plus Doug Trattner shares the latest news from the local restaurant and foodie scene. And our favorite wildman returns, Harvey Webster from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Show tapes at 12noon and airs at 2pm.
August 8, 2013
Join Dee Perry and David C. Barnett on Star Plaza in PlayhouseSquare for Open Air featuring Wesley Bright and The Hi-Lites. Plus some down home blues from Austin Walkin' Cane Charanghat. Scene dining editor Doug Trattner spotlights the new burger joint on Star Plaza - Dynomite- and we giveaway some burgers, courtesy of chef Zack Bruell. Then its popcorn for dessert when we go to the movies with Scene film critic - Sam Allard. Join us for Open Air on Star Plaza in Playhouse Square, at noon, Thursday August 8th. Or tune in at 2pm on WCPN 90.3.
July 25, 2013
Join Dee Perry and David C. Barnett out on the new Star Plaza in PlayhouseSquare as Columbus rockers The Floorwalkers perform. Plus 12-string guitar master Neil Jacobs ignites fireworks along his fretboard. Scene Magazine dining editor Doug Trattner bites into the latest restauarant headlines. And Dee welcomes Donita Anderson and The North Union Farmers Market to its new home on Star Plaza. Open Air tapes at 12pm on Star Plaza and then broadcasts at 2pm on 90.3, WCPN, ideastream.
July 11, 2013
Dee Perry and David C. Barnett host another edition of Open Air featuring the funky sounds of The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Electric Band and members of Hubb's Groove. Plus local folk music master Alex Bevan shares new music from his acclaimed CD I Have No Wings. Scene dining editor Doug Trattner toasts the newest wine bar in town and shares news bites about area restaurants. And we take a wild summer vacation with The Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Harvey Webster. Be part of our studio audience (recording at 12/Noon!) and get a chance to win some great prizes!
June 27, 2013
Join Dee Perry and David C. Barnett at the Idea Center in PlayhouseSquare for another edition of the summer variety series - Open Air - featuring a live performance by Cleveland's hottest indie-rock group - The Lighthouse and The Whaler. Plus, Scene dining editor Doug Trattner dishes the latest foodies news, and CWRU tech guru Jared Bendis brings along his newest technology toys. And local piano man George Foley shows off his ragtime rhythms on our Oberlin Steinway piano. Bring your lunch and be part of our LIVE studio audience it's FREE.